Citymeals On Wheels Welcomes New Board Members 

June 28, 2024

Citymeals on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that provides nourishing meals and vital connection to nearly 22,000 older New Yorkers in need.

It is pleased to welcome several new members to its Board of Directors.

Carlos Arrizurieta is the president of the Northeast Region for Wealth Management at the Northern Trust Company. An author and host of the podcast “Andrew Talks to Chefs,” Andrew Friedman has spent years chronicling the lives of chefs and covering the culinary world. 

Nicole Lockett is the managing director of Development at Genesis Companies, a real estate development firm focused on health care. Danielle Taubman is a philanthropist who has worked tirelessly on behalf of arts education and human services organizations throughout New York City. 

Marla Willner is the executive vice president and head of Commercial Credit Management and Strategic Initiatives at TD Bank. 

“… brings with them unique skills, experiences and perspectives, …”

“Each of our new board members brings with them unique skills, experiences and perspectives, as well as the desire to help elderly New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity,” said Beth Shapiro, CEO of Citymeals on Wheels. “Citymeals is working to end hunger among older adults in New York City by 2040. To accomplish that goal, we need the help of people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. We are grateful to Carlos, Andrew, Nicole, Danielle and Marla for the dedication they’ve already shown to Citymeals’ mission.” 

Earlier this month, Citymeals delivered its 70 millionth meal since the organization’s founding in 1981. 

There are nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers over the age of 60 today. Increasingly, they are women, immigrants and people living alone with limited social support. Citymeals’ recent report “Aging Without Hunger” reveals a food insecurity crisis among adults aged 60 and over receiving home-delivered meals and attending older adult centers in New York City. In the report, Citymeals on Wheels commits to ending hunger among older adults in New York City by 2040.

Citymeals on Wheels

Citymeals on Wheels ( provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to nearly 22,000 homebound older New Yorkers.

Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals prepared and delivered more than 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals last year and nearly 14,000 volunteers gave almost 50,000 hours of time to Citymeals’ mission. 

Since its founding in 1981, Citymeals has relied on the generosity of its Board of Directors, the City of New York, sponsors, and other designated gifts to cover administrative costs.

This ensures that 100% of all public donations will be used entirely for preparing and delivering meals. 

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